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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Fight for Equal Rights

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On January 20 1869, Elizabeth Cady Stanton became the first women to testify before Congress. Her vision of women’s rights established a broader political philosophy of social justice beyond women’s suffrage that continues to inspire women’s activism today.

UMBC professor Dr. Kate Drabinski, who also serves at the Director of the “Women Involved in Learning and Leadership” program, reflects on feminist activism, then and now.